Division of Solid Waste Management staff hosts grant workshops following the opening date of most new grant solicitations. These workshops and grant offerings are available to Tennessee counties, municipalities, and organizations which have been determined to be tax exempt nonprofit recycling organizations who are designated as 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service under T.C.A. § 68-211-825.
These workshops provide guidance for submitting better grant applications and clarifications for common areas of confusion. This will also be a time for applicants to ask questions and provide feedback to TDEC on grant manual development, narrative development, solicitation announcements, and future grant offerings. In many cases, workshop attendees submit applications which receive higher ratings and increased likelihood of receiving funds.
Topics may include:
- Overview of TDEC grant offerings and Materials Management online resources
- Review of technical and administrative grant requirements
- Technical and administrative points of contact
- Overview of grant manual
- Overview of application process and timeline
- Review of required documents
Grant Solicitation Workshops will be held following new grant announcements and will be provided in West, Middle, and East Tennessee. Information will be added here as announced.